Programming Social Apps focuses on the OpenSocial platform, along with Apache Shindig, OAuth, OpenID, and other tools, demonstrating how they work together to help you solve practical issues. Each chapter uncovers a new layer in the construction of highly viral social applications and platforms.
OpenSocial is a set of common application programming interfaces for Web-based social network applications. As the first book on OpenSocial, this valuable resource discusses the unique area of social networking and the needs and different attributes of social network applications. You?ll get step-by-step instructions for creating OpenSocial applications for multiple platforms and explore application development and deployment using integration technologies like the new Sun Zembly Platform.
Prior to the 1930s, there was little federal
role in providing disaster assistance to
farmers and ranchers. In 1886, Congress
appropriated $10,000 for the Department
of Agriculture to purchase seed for
drought-stricken farmers in Texas, but
President Grover Cleveland vetoed the act
with the message, “Federal aid in such
cases encourages the expectation of
paternal care on the part of government
and weakens the sturdiness of our
national character” (Porter, 1988).
Want to tap the power behind search rankings, product recommendations, social bookmarking, and online matchmaking? This fascinating book demonstrates how you can build Web 2.0 applications to mine the enormous amount of data created by people on the Internet. With the sophisticated algorithms in this book, you can write smart programs to access interesting datasets from other web sites, collect data from users of your own applications, and analyze and understand the data once you've found it.
And although the marketing function masquerades
under many names within nonprofit organizations—
Communications, Advancement, External Affairs,
Public Relations, or Brand Management — the primary
objectives are pretty much the same: to define and
then defend an organization’s position, and move it
closer to success in its mission.
The second model of social funds is a part of a ministry, for example,
the Bolivia fund or FOSIS in Chile, which are at the second stage. They
have more formal agreements with the ministries, they lay less em-
phasis on emergency procurement, and civil service rules are followed
Then there are the larger funds in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. These
are usually large umbrella institutions. They have no autonomy. They are
financed from the national budget. They implement or coordinate many
social programs with the objective of reaching the poorest....
Virtual Reality is clearly interdisciplinary research area. It has, not only Information
Technology importance but social, educational, economical importance too. It
combines multiple disciplines for the development of virtual reality systems in which
the user has the immersive feeling of being in the real world. Virtual reality has several
applications in almost all fields of real life. The most typical fields for the application
of virtual reality are health-care, engineering and game industry....
Wireless technology has enormous potential to change the way people and things communicate. Future wireless networks will allow people on the move to communicate with anyone, anywhere, and at any time using a range of high-performance multimedia services. Wireless video will support applications such as enhanced social networking, distance learning and remote medicine. Wireless sensor networks can also enable a new class of intelligent home electronics, smart and energy-efficient buildings and highways, and in-body networks for analysis and treatment of medical conditions....
As you move through the course, you'll be able to apply your new knowledge by helping a fictional program planner create her own social marketing intervention. Rosa is a program planner for the Nutrition and Physical Activity branch of the Heartland State Health Department. She was trained as a dietician.
Rosa: "Hello! I'm so glad you'll be giving me some feedback on the community intervention we've been trying to put together.
Last year's application for grant money was turned down.
Despite the increased demand for graduate business education
stemming from the current economic slowdown and other contrib-
uting factors, the savvy business school applicant is in a unique po-
sition to secure a coveted seat in a leading MBA program through
some additional due diligence. Understanding what wows and irri-
tates admissions officers at leading business schools, and tailoring
the MBA application accordingly, can propel one’s candidacy from
unlikely to competitive.
“ Web 2.0 is a massive social experiment
This is an opportunity to build a new
kind of international understanding,
not politician to politician, great man to
great man, but citizen to citizen,
person to person.
It's a chance for people to look at a
computer screen and really, genuinely
wonder who's out there looking back
at them. ”
This event is most important for the Social Network of Latin America and
the Caribbean. The network has allowed La Red Social to cooperate among
various countries in the struggle against poverty. It recently also completed
an important study of the potentials and the limitations of social funds.
Social funds, created as instruments of the social policy pursued by each
country, were designed to mobilize resources rapidly for the financing of
social action programs.
Elon’s PA program will prepare graduates to think critically and act skillfully to meet
expanding health care needs in local and global communities. Students will immerse
themselves in a curriculum structured around active learning strategies through
collaborative work with Elon’s faculty, scholars and practitioners in the field. Students
will emerge in a little more than two years as graduates prepared to employ the most
current knowledge to care for patients’ physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
Today’s highly interactive websites pose a challenge for traditional SQL databases—the ability to scale rapidly and serve loads of concurrent users. With this concise guide, you’ll learn how to build web applications on top of Couchbase Server 2.0, a NoSQL database that can handle websites and social media where hundreds of thousands of users read and write large volumes of information.
In recognition of the importance of establishing gender
equality around the world, the United Nations
Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) was
established as a separate fund within the United
Nations Development Program (UNDP) in 1984. At that
time, the General Assembly instructed it to “ensure
women’s involvement with mainstream activities.”3 The
Platform of Action resulting from the 1995 Beijing World
Conference on Women expanded this concept, calling
it “gender mainstreaming”—i.e.
An individual’s benefit payment is reduced dollar for dollar by the amount of their “countable
income”—income less all applicable exclusions—in a given month. Income in the SSI program
includes “earned income” such as wages and net earnings from self-employment; and “unearned
income” such as Social Security benefits, unemployment compensation, deemed income from a
spouse or parent, and the value of in-kind support and maintenance such as food and shelter.
Different exclusion rules apply for different types of income. ...
The PhD in Biostatistics provides training
in the theory of probability and statistics in
biostatistical methodology. The program is
unique in its emphasis on the foundations
of statistical reasoning and in requiring its
graduates to complete rigorous training in
real analysis-based probability and statistics,
equivalent to what is provided in most
departments of mathematical statistics.
PhD candidates are required to pass a
comprehensive written examination covering
coursework completed at the end of
their first year.
If your application is successful, international students (non-Australian citizens) are
required to attend and satisfactorily complete the Introductory Academic Program.
This is held prior to the beginning of each semester in January and June. Topics
covered include orientation to the academic system, academic writing and
presentation work, referencing and research techniques, economics, mathematics,
statistics and the use of computers and the University’s libraries and electronic
Renewable energy is shifting from the fringe to the mainstream of sustainable
development. Past donor efforts achieved modest results but often were not
sustained or replicated, which leads now to greater market orientation. Markets for
rural household lighting with solar home systems, biogas, and small hydro power have
expanded through rural entrepreneurship, government programs, and donor assistance,
serving millions of households. Applications in agriculture, small industry, and social
services are emerging. Public programs resulted in 220 million improved biomass cook